Scavenger Gulper

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Scavenger Gulper
(Acalloglossofer volturius)
Artwork of Scavenger Gulper
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Russ1 Other
Acalloglossofer volturius
Week/Generation 8/51
Habitat Krakow Plains
Size 1.5 m Tall
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Endoskeleton (Jointed Wood)
Diet Scavenger (Tungrab)
Respiration Active (Lungs)
Thermoregulation Endotherm
Reproduction Sexual, live birth, two sexes

The star-tongued gulper's success has lead to some of its kind venturing further afield. Making their way over the Krakow Rocky, they reach the Krakow Plains. Here, there is immediate competition from the tungrab, their close cousin. These are omnivores and opportunists. There is still a lot of plains dweller meat to be eaten though, enough to support the growth of the scavenger gulper. These 1.5 meter tall plents are specially adapted to scavenging meat, and there is more than enough around to satisfy them. When a plains dweller dies, the tungrab will be the first on the scene. But soon after, the scavengers will show up. They don’t move fast, but their scent glands on their tongue are even more sensitive than their ancestors. They can often be seen waving their tongues in the air, trying to smell any new food. It has evolved to look intimidating, with a bright red head with random bumps and folds all over. Tungrabs have to be careful, as a scavenger will kill them if given the chance.

Scavengers also have relatively small ‘fangs’. These are made from wood, packed together, producing ‘fangs’ not unlike teeth. Their tongue alone is not powerful enough to cut into a carcass, so the scavenger hacks away with its ‘fangs’, breaking up the meat, making it easier to pick up. This wears down the ‘fangs’ very quickly, so the fangs are constantly growing. If they haven’t been used in a while, a scavenger will gnaw on tree bark to prevent any injury to the jaw. The tongue has special ridges along it, giving it a good gripping power allowing it to tear small pieces of meat off the bone. Scavengers will eat any meat they find and will eat everything on a carcass, even the bones. Despite everything, the tungrab and scavenger live side by side, much the same as Earth's jackals and hyenas.

Living Relatives (click to show/hide)

These are randomly selected, and organized from lowest to highest shared taxon. (This may correspond to similarity more than actual relation)
  • Chopsticks Fatcoat (subclass Glossophores)
  • Hedgimal (class Barbellophyta)